The Trial Of The Chicago 7 Review : Pop Culture Happy Hour Writer-director Aaron Sorkin knows his way around a courtroom drama: He wrote the screenplay for A Few Good Men nearly 30 years ago. Now, he's written and directed The Trial of the Chicago 7. The new movie dramatizes the trial of a far-flung group of anti-Vietnam War activists, including Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale, who were each charged with inciting violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
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Aaron Sorkin Goes Back To The Courtroom In 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

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Aaron Sorkin Goes Back To The Courtroom In 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin Goes Back To The Courtroom In 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin Goes Back To The Courtroom In 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in The Trial Of The Chicago 7. Nico Tavernise/Netflix hide caption

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Writer-director Aaron Sorkin knows his way around a courtroom drama: He wrote the screenplay for A Few Good Men nearly 30 years ago. Now, he's written and directed The Trial of the Chicago 7. The new movie dramatizes the trial of a far-flung group of anti-Vietnam War activists, including Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne) and Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), who were each charged with inciting violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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